Category: Activations

Hurricane Matthew final update

Data from sbtf-reports-matthew.silk.co On October 4th, we activated in order to respond to Hurricane Matthew. At first, the path of this powerful category 4 hurricane was very unpredictable, but it was soon clear that we needed to focus our data collection

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Hurricane Matthew update 2

Hurricane Matthew has passed through the Caribbean and is affecting the east coast of the United States. It has been downgraded to a Category 3 Hurricane. Seventy volunteers have so far joined the deployment. If you are one of them,

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Hurricane Matthew update 1

Our activation To my British ears “Matthew” sounds like a nice, quiet, respectable sort of character. Hurricane Matthew certainly isn’t any of those things. Ferocious winds and rain are affecting many communities across the Caribbean with flooding, tidal surges and

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SBTF is activating to collect information on Hurricane Matthew

Several countries in the Caribbean are bracing for Hurricane Matthew, a powerful category 4 hurricane. While the trajectory and the severity of the hurricane is unpredictable, it has already started causing flooding and damage in several places. We at the

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Ecuador earthquake: end of 3W Deployment. Volunteers please stand by.

On Saturday 16th April, a powerful earthquake hit Ecuador.  On the 18th, the Standby Task Force Core Team agreed to self-activate to start collecting data for a 3W report that could support humanitarian actors coordinating an efficient response strategy. For

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SBTF Update #2 for the Ecuador Earthquake

Our 3W (Who is doing What, Where) is being published on Silk!   SBTF is fortunate to have thousands of dedicated volunteers that spend a lot of time during disasters researching information and carefully entering it into our Google Sheets.

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Update #1 on Ecuador Earthquake

SBTF Update #1 for the Ecuador Earthquake Ecuador is now on its third day since the 7.8 earthquake, one of the most destructive in their history, struck the country Saturday. The death toll has reached 413 with thousands injured or

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SBTF is self-activating to collect information on the Ecuador EQ

On Saturday 16th April, a 7.8 earthquake hit Ecuador around 7pm local time. The Core Team of the Standby Task Force is in touch with various organizations on the ground, as well as with the international responding communities. There seems

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Who is doing what, where to help refugees in Europe

Just before Christmas, we built a picture of what services are available for refugees traveling to and across Europe. This was a spin-off from the deployment we were working for NetHope which involved building data about what was happening in targeted

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Online volunteers are working online to help connect people travelling to and through Europe as refugees

Volunteers from across the world are sorting through news articles, social media posts and other online sources of information to build a picture of where refugees are and what some of their needs are. The volunteers are from the Standby

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